Sunday, March 21, 2021

Being ghosted after a professional interview


Let us assume you did everything correctly as far as interview protocol, let us assume you were a very strong candidate for the position; in other words, you did nothing wrong.

Something we must recognize in these phenomena of employers “ghosting” qualified candidates after an interview, is that a lot of the hiring managers are not professional recruiters, and sometimes professional recruiters are bad at their job. If you think about it, there really is no consequence to them for doing that, especially when so many people might be vying for that one position.

We are a in a different age where the golden and platinum rules of courtesy are not always applied, and the advice candidates must understand is that this will happens sometimes so just move on. Sometimes it is not that easy to move on.

This is an interesting article I am sharing on “ghosting”:, and the last sentence is important.  It says: “you may never find out why a particular company ghosted you. But why would you want to work for an employer that shows so little consideration for candidates anyway?

Know your worth, never give up, and for the who ghost just remember, one day this might be you.

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam


PS. I am not trying to be negative, but sometimes you just must stop excusing peoples’ bad behavior

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Judgment in the time of COVID


We should always be conscious of our words, even in the best of times, because words can have a powerful affect on people, even if they were not consciously said with spite or malice. We are not living in the best of times, not even close. People have been out of work for over a year, they are struggling to pay bills, as well as dealing with the mental health of their families and themselves.

With all the various text forms of communication available, and the growing trend of texting not speaking means that the words you type are very easily misconstrued. Plus, we also have the phenomenon of the “keyboard warrior” where people feel safe cyber bullying people from behind a keyboard.

You do not need to put yourselves in someone else’s shoes to be polite, you do not have to dig deep to ask yourselves some simple questions before you hit send (or digitally open your mouth in some way):

·        Is it true?

·        Is it kind?

·        Is it necessary?

Life is tough right now, so why pick a fight when you can have fun? Why make enemies when we all need friends?

Choose wisely because tomorrow is never promised.

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

Friday, March 5, 2021

Communication and job interviews


This is not a personal story, just an observation, and I have observed this happening more frequently as more people are competing for the same job.

Are you aware that most people can take rejection, even when it is a job that they really want? Professionals understand that rejection is part of the story, but not the final story.

What makes professionals truly mad, especially in today’s world where there are so many forms of communication, is when there is no communication after an interview.

Respect a professional’s time, you respected them enough to interview them, and that often means you could end up working with them in the future. There is no need to create a negative image of yourself by “ghosting” after a professional interview. It just makes you look bad.

Practice what we teach.

Dr Flavius Akerele III

The ETeam